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Film crew voiced complaints before fatal on-set shooting

Hours before actor Alec Baldwin fired a fatal gunshot from a prop gun that he had been told was safe, seven camera crew members for the movie he was filming walked off the job to protest conditions and production issues that included safety concerns
4 hours ago
The Bonanza Creek Film Ranch is seen in Santa Fe, N.M., Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021. An assistant director unwittingly handed actor Alec Baldwin a loaded weapon and told him it was safe to use in the moments before the actor fatally shot a cinematographer, court records released Friday show. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
4 hours ago

Film crew voiced complaints before fatal on-set shooting

Hours before actor Alec Baldwin fired a fatal gunshot from a prop gun that he had been told was safe, seven camera crew members for the movie he was filming walked off the job to protest conditions and production issues that included safety concerns
4 hours ago
A car passes by the entrance to the Bonanza Creek Film Ranch in Santa Fe, N.M., Friday, Oct. 22, 2021. Actor Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun on the set of a Western being filmed at the ranch on Thursday, Oct. 21, killing the cinematographer, officials said. The director of the movie was wounded, and authorities were investigating. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
October 23

Boo! Thousands crowd New Orleans streets for 1st parade

The Krewe of Boo says the first big New Orleans parade since pandemic is a go.
October 23
Members of the Mande Milkshakes, a dancing group in New Orleans, take part in the Krewe of Boo parade on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Rebecca Santana)
October 23

After slamming COVID-19 rules, Tritt sings anthem at NLCS

Country musician Travis Tritt sang the national anthem before Game 6 of the NL Championship Series, just days after canceling shows at venues that required a COVID-19 vaccine or masks
October 23
Braves third baseman Austin Riley, left, and pitcher A.J. Minter run sprints as they prepare to play the Dodgers in game 5 of the NLCS on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021, in Los Angeles. "Curtis Compton / Curtis.Compton@ajc.com"/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)inning of Game 5 of the baseball NL Championship Series, Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021, in Los Angeles. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
October 23

After 'Rust' shooting, a look at other notable set accidents

The shooting death of a cinematographer on the set of the set of the Alec Baldwin movie “Rust” is a reminder of the dangers that can exist on film and television sets
October 23
A car passes by the entrance to the Bonanza Creek Film Ranch in Santa Fe, N.M., Friday, Oct. 22, 2021. Actor Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun on the set of a Western being filmed at the ranch on Thursday, Oct. 21, killing the cinematographer, officials said. The director of the movie was wounded, and authorities were investigating. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
October 23

States mostly defer to union guidance for on-set gun safety

The film industry and its unions provide guidelines on how to deal safely with prop guns on movie sets
October 23
FILE - In this Aug. 13, 1958, file photo, Rodd Redwing, left, checks the final adjustment which Bob Lane is making on a six-gun in Los Angeles Redwing, a specialist in six-gun drawing, is an actor and a teacher of western gun handling. Lane is one of the men who repair and service the many guns in the studio arsenal, which supplies weapons on call for movies. Guns used in making movies are sometimes real weapons that can fire either bullets or blanks, which are gunpowder charges that produce a flash and a bang but no deadly projectile. Even blanks can eject hot gases and paper or plastic wadding from the barrel that can be lethal at close range. (AP Photo/David Smith, File)
October 23

Harrison Ford reunited with lost credit card in Sicily

Police in Sicily say that American actor Harrison Ford was reunited with his lost credit card while on a beach holiday thanks to a German tourist
October 23
FILE - Harrison Ford attends the premiere of "The Call of the Wild" in Los Angeles on Feb. 13, 2020. Police in Sicily said Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021 that American actor Harrison Ford was reunited with his lost credit card while on a beach holiday, thanks to a German tourist. The tourist found a credit card with Ford’s name emblazoned on it Thursday, and turned it in to the local police station in the beach town of Mondello. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision via AP, File)
October 23

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows
October 23
October 23

Lives lost behind-the-scene: Timeline of fatal on-set movie accidents, injuries

While some on-set accidents garner public attention, others often go unnoticed.
October 23
The Bonanza Creek Ranch is shown on Oct. 22, 2021, where an accident occurred on a movie set one day prior. A Santa Fe County Sheriff's deputy unit can still be seen on the set.
October 23

Vermont marker recognizes early African American poet

Lucy Terry Prince wrote what may be the earliest poem by an African American.
October 23
October 22

Warrant: Baldwin didn't know weapon contained live round

Alec Baldwin was handed a loaded weapon by an assistant director who indicated it was safe to use in the moments before the actor fatally shot a cinematographer
October 22
The Bonanza Creek Film Ranch in Santa Fe, N.M., is shown Friday, Oct. 22, 2021. Actor Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun on the set of a Western being filmed at the ranch on Thursday, Oct. 21, killing the cinematographer, officials said. The director of the movie was wounded, and authorities were investigating. (AP Photo/Andres Leighton)
October 22

EXPLAINER: Guns on movie sets: How does that work?

Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins died Thursday after Alec Baldwin fired a loaded weapon that was handed to him by an assistant director who indicated it was safe to use on the New Mexico set of “Rust.”
October 22
October 22

Halyna Hutchins remembered as gifted cinematographer

The cinematographer who was fatally shot with a prop gun by Alec Baldwin on a movie set grew up on a Soviet military base in the Arctic Circle and worked on documentary films in Europe before studying film in Los Angeles
October 22
This photo provided by Adam Egypt Mortimer shows cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of "Archenemy" in January 2020 in Los Angeles. Hutchins was fatally shot by Alec Baldwin Thursday on the New Mexico set of the western film "Rust." Authorities continue to investigate the shooting but there are no allegations of wrongdoing by Baldwin. (Adam Egypt Mortimer via AP)
October 22

Warrant: Before fatal shooting, Alec Baldwin was handed loaded gun on film set by director who was unaware it was loaded

Warrant: Before fatal shooting, Alec Baldwin was handed loaded gun on film set by director who was unaware it was loaded
October 22
October 22

Peter Scolari of 'Newhart,' 'Bosom Buddies,' dies at 66

Peter Scolari, who appeared on the TV series “Newhart” and Girls," has died
October 22
FILE - Peter Scolari arrives at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Sept. 18, 2016. Scolari, a versatile character actor whose television roles included a yuppie producer on “Newhart” and a closeted dad on “Girls” and who was on Broadway in “Hairspray” and “Wicked,” died Friday morning in New York after fighting cancer for two years, according to Ellen Lubin Sanitsky, his longtime manager. He was 66. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
October 22

Nicaraguan writer Sergio Ramirez to live in exile in Spain

Writer and former Nicaraguan Vice President Sergio Ramírez says he will live in exile in Spain, after the government of President Daniel Ortega tried to arrest him and banned his latest book
October 22
FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2021 file photo, Nicaraguan writer Sergio Ramirez attends a meeting at Cervantes Institute's headquarters in Madrid, Spain. Ramirez, who is under a criminal charge and an arrest warrant from the Daniel Ortega government, confirmed on Friday, Oct. 22, 2021 that he has decided to go into exile in Spain, a country that granted him citizenship three years ago. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez, File)
October 22

Award-winning teenage rapper shot to death in Sweden

An award-winning 19-year-old Swedish rapper has been shot to death in southern Stockholm in an incident that media reports suggest could be gang-related
October 22
Swedish rapper Einar is seen in this Nov. 8, 2019 photo. An award-winning 19-year-old Swedish rapper was shot to death in southern Stockholm in an incident that media reports on Friday, Oct. 22, 2021 suggested could be gang-related. The rapper Einar was struck by several bullets in the Hammarby suburb south of central Stockholm and died on the spot late Thursday, police spokesman Ola Osterling told the Swedish news agency TT. (Jessica Gow/TT via AP)
October 22

Rod Stewart's plea deal on battery charge falls through

A plea deal between Rod Stewart and Florida prosecutors to settle charges he and his adult son   battered a security guard at a New Year's Eve party two years ago has fallen through
October 22
FILE - Rod Stewart performs at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival on April 28, 2018. A plea deal between Stewart and Florida prosecutors to settle charges he and his adult son Sean battered a security guard at a New Year's Eve party two years ago has fallen through. The pair are now scheduled to stand trial on misdemeanor battery charges in January. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)
October 22

Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar

Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar week of 10/25/21
October 22
October 22

Bellagio in Vegas showing 11 Picasso works before auction

Eleven Pablo Picasso artworks are on display at the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art ahead of a Saturday auction that host Sotheby’s estimates could fetch a combined $100 million
October 22
October 22

Caro exhibit 'Turn the Page' is a window into his world

Robert Caro has been writing history for much of his adult life
October 22
Author and biographer Robert Caro is photographed after touring a permanent exhibit in his honor, "Turn Every Page": Inside the Robert A. Caro Archive, at the New York Historical Society Museum & Library in New York on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
October 22

Bernard Haitink, renowned Dutch conductor, dies at 92

Bernard Haitink, a Dutch conductor of refinement and grace who led the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra for 27 years and held leadership positions in London, Chicago and Boston, died at his home in London on Thursday
October 22
FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 20, 2009 file photo, Principle Conductor of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Bernard Haitink conducts the Boston Symphony Orchestra in the Brahms Symphony No. One in Boston. Bernard Haitink, a Dutch conductor of refinement and grace who led the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra for 27 years and held leadership positions in London, Chicago and Boston, died at his home in London on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021, his management agency announced. He was 92. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
October 22

Fox News launching its own mobile-friendly weather service

Fox News Media is entering another rough-and-tumble world — the weather
October 22
Co-anchor and meteorologist Jason Frazer rehearses on the Fox Weather set at News Corporation headquarters in New York, Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021. Fox Weather, a free streaming service and app, will launch on Monday. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
October 22

Correction: Obit--Von Trapp Daughter story

In an obituary published Oct. 21, 2021, about Eleonore “Lorli” von Trapp Campbell, The Associated Press erroneously reported an element of her family relationship
October 22
FILE — In this July 13, 1997 file photo Lorli von Trapp Campbell attends a mass honoring her father, in Stowe, Vt. A funeral home confirmed Lorli von Trapp Campbell died Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021, in Northfield, Vt. She was the second daughter of Maria von Trapp, whose Austrian family became famous through the musical and movie "The Sound of Music." Lorli was a younger stepsibling to the older von Trapp children who went on to be depicted in stage and film. She herself was not. (AP Photo/Craig Line, File)
October 22

Mumbai cinemas reopen after 18 months as life swings back

Movie theaters in India’s entertainment capital Mumbai have reopened after more than 18 months of closure due to the coronavirus pandemic
October 22
Health workers celebrate with vaccine beneficiaries India administering 1 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccine, at Rajawadi hospital in Mumbai, India, Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021. India has administered 1 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccine, passing a milestone for the South Asian country where the delta variant fueled its first crushing surge this year. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
October 22

Queen Elizabeth II back at castle following hospital visit

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II is back at Windsor Castle and in good spirits after revelations that she spent the night in a London hospital earlier this week
October 22
FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021 file photo Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prime Minister Boris Johnson, left, greet guests at a reception for the Global Investment Summit in Windsor Castle, Windsor, England. Buckingham Palace says Queen Elizabeth II spent a night in a hospital after being advised by her doctor to rest. The palace says the 95-year-old British monarch went to hospital for "preliminary investigations." It said she returned to her Windsor Castle home at lunchtime on Thursday, "and remains in good spirits." (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, Pool, File)
October 22

Warhol in Tehran: Iranians flock to American pop art exhibit

Iranians are flocking to Tehran's contemporary art museum to marvel at American pop artist Andy Warhol’s iconic work
October 22
Fatemeh Rezaei, a retired teacher, stands next to Marilyn Monroe portrait by American artist Andy Warhol at Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art in Tehran, Iran on Oct. 19, 2021. Iranians are flocking to Tehran's contemporary art museum to marvel at American pop artist Andy Warhol’s iconic work. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
October 22

DJ trio Swedish House Mafia reunite with new music, tour

Ready to party again, DJ supergroup Swedish House Mafia are back with a new collab with The Weeknd and a world tour on the horizon
October 22
This photo provided by Swedish House Mafia shows Axwell, from left, Steve Angello, and Sebastian Ingrosso of Swedish House Mafia as they pose for a self portrait on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021 in Stockholm, Sweden. DJ supergroup Swedish House Mafia are back with a new collab with The Weeknd and a world tour on the horizon. (Swedish House Mafia via AP)
October 22

Sheriff: Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

A prop firearm discharged by veteran actor Alec Baldwin, who is producing and starring in a Western movie, killed his director of photography and injured the director Thursday at the movie set outside Santa Fe, authorities said
October 22
FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2015 file photo, actor Alec Baldwin attends a news conference at United Nations headquarters. A prop firearm discharged by veteran actor Alec Baldwin, who is starring and producing a Western movie, killed his director of photography and injured the director Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021 at the movie set outside Santa Fe, N.M., the Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office said. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
October 22

Beijing police name pianist Li Yundi in prostitution case

Police in China's capital Beijing say famed international pianist Li Yundi is a suspect in a prostitution case
October 22
Chinese pianist Li Yundi appears on stage with Australian singer Kylie Minogue during the 2011 Elite Model Look contest in Shanghai on Dec. 6, 2011. Police in China's capital Beijing on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021 say famed international pianist Li Yundi is a suspect in a prostitution case. (Chinatopix via AP)
October 21

Chapelle special spurs Netflix walkout; 'Trans lives matter'

Netflix employees walked out Wednesday in protest of Dave Chappelle’s special and its anti-transgender comments
October 21
People protest outside the Netflix building on Vine Street in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles, Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021. Critics and supporters of Dave Chappelle's Netflix special and its anti-transgender comments gathered outside the company's offices Wednesday. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
October 21

Chapelle special spurs Netflix walkout; 'Trans lives matter'

Netflix employees walked out Wednesday in protest of Dave Chappelle’s special and its anti-transgender comments
October 21
People protest outside the Netflix building on Vine Street in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles, Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021. Critics and supporters of Dave Chappelle's Netflix special and its anti-transgender comments gathered outside the company's offices Wednesday. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
October 21

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October 21
October 21

In memoir, Katie Couric writes of feeling betrayed by Lauer

Katie Couric, in a new memoir called “Going There,” writes of feeling betrayed by Matt Lauer following the sexual misconduct accusations that led to his firing at the “Today" show in 2017
October 21
FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019 file photo, Television journalist Katie Couric attends the 60th annual Clio Awards at The Manhattan Center in New York. Couric has a new book "Going There" out on Oct. 26. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
October 21

Top piano event winner says pandemic helped him concentrate

The Canadian winner of what is arguably the piano world’s most important competition says the coronavirus pandemic lockdown helped him concentrate on music
October 21
Bruce (Xiaoyu) Liu of Canada, the winner of the 40,000-euro ($45,000) first prize in the Frederic Chopin international piano competition, poses for The Associated Press just hours after his win was announced, in Warsaw, Poland, on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021. Liu told the AP he still does not feel like a professional pianist but is focused on preserving the inspiration and fresh approach to music that led him to the prestigious award. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
October 21

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USA Today Best-Selling Books for the week ending  10/17/2021
October 21
October 21

Review: 'Ron's Gone Wrong' has the movie code all jumbled

There’s a clear message in the new film “Ron’s Gone Wrong” and that message is to stop watching films like “Ron’s Gone Wrong.”
October 21
This image released by 20th Century Studios shows Barney, voiced by Jack Dylan Grazer, right, and Ron, voiced by Zack Galifianakis, in a scene from Ron's Gone Wrong." (20th Century Studios via AP)
October 21

Bernini's dazzling chapel even brighter after restoration

A chapel in a Rome church that is home to a Baroque sculptural masterpiece by Gian Lorenzo Bernini has been made even more dazzling after restoration
October 21
Reporters admire the Cornaro Chapel with The Ecstasy of Saint Teresa, the central sculptural marble group, during the presentation of its restoration in Santa Maria Della Vittoria Church, in Rome, Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021. The restoration involved the entire chapel, a masterpiece of the High Roman Baroque, designed and completed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini in 1653. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
October 21

Rapper Young Thug sues over swiped bag that had cash, songs

Atlanta rapper Young Thug says that an apartment concierge let an unknown person take his Louis Vuitton bag holding jewelry, money and about 200 unreleased songs
October 21
Musician Young Thug performs at the 2021 Governors Ball music festival at Citi Field on Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)
October 21

Rosamund Pike to narrate audiobook of 'The Eye of the World'

Rosamund Pike is already starring in the Amazon Prime Video based on Robert Jordan’s “The Wheel of Time" books
October 21
FILE - Rosamund Pike arrives at the Governors Awards in Los Angeles on Nov. 18, 2018. Pike, who stars in the Amazon Prime release of Robert Jordan’s “The Eye of the World," is also narrating the late author’s fantasy classic. Macmillan Audio announced Wednesday that the audiobook comes out Nov. 16. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
October 21

PHF strikes women's hockey streaming deal with ESPN+

The Premier Hockey Federation has reached an agreement to make ESPN+ the exclusive home for watching games in this U.S. this season
October 21
October 20

Canadian wins 18th Chopin international piano competition

Bruce (Xiaoyu) Liu of Canada has been named as the winner of the 40,000-euro ($45,000) first prize in the 18th Frederic Chopin international piano competition, a prestigious event that launches pianists’ world careers
October 20
In this undated photo provided by Jaroslaw Golebiowski, a view of a renovated portrait of Polish composer Frederic Chopin. A peeling portrait of Polish piano composer Frederic Chopin purchased at a flea market hung modestly in a private house in Poland for almost three decades before an expert dated the painting to the 19th century. The small painting now resides in a bank vault somewhere in eastern Poland while its owners negotiate their next steps. News of the artwork’s existence broke this week as Warsaw hosted the 18th Frederic Chopin Piano Competition. The art expert who examined the portrait says it has significant historic value, but he refrained from estimating what it might sell for. (Jaroslaw Golebiowski via AP)
October 20

Bruce (Xiaoyu) Liu of Canada is the winner of the 18th Chopin international piano competition

Bruce (Xiaoyu) Liu of Canada is the winner of the 18th Chopin international piano competition
October 20
October 20

Dave Chapelle special spurs Netflix walkout; 'Trans lives matter'

Netflix employees walked out Wednesday in protest of Dave Chappelle’s special and its anti-transgender comments
October 20
People protest outside the Netflix building on Vine Street in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles, Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021. Critics and supporters of Dave Chappelle's Netflix special and its anti-transgender comments gathered outside the company's offices Wednesday. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
October 20

Review: Denis Villeneuve's doom-laden, dynamite 'Dune'

A cool wind sweeps through the sands of “Dune,” Denis Villeneuve’s chilly, majestic adaptation of Frank Herbert’s classic 1965 science-fiction novel
October 20
This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Timothee Chalamet, left, and Rebecca Ferguson in a scene from "Dune." (Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)
October 20

Morgan Freeman interviews police recruits in Alabama town

The latest batch of police recruits in an Alabama beach town faced an interview board that included law enforcement executives and a civilian who was recognizable by his voice if not by his face: Hollywood actor Morgan Freeman
October 20
This photo released by the Gulf Shores Police Department shows actor Morgan Freeman, left, with six other members of a panel that interviewed police recruits in Gulf Shores, Ala., on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021. Officials said Freeman, who owns property in the city and spends time there, volunteered to help out with the screening process. (Gulf Shores Police Department via AP)
October 20

Literary magazine The Believer to shut down in 2022

One of the country’s most acclaimed and innovative literary magazines is shutting down
October 20
October 20

Review: ‘Harder They Fall’ updates the Western, with style

Jeymes Samuel is a fan of old Westerns, but in “The Harder They Fall,” the British filmmaker-musician introduces much that’s new — including an eclectic soundtrack that bends genres, time periods and moods
October 20
This image released by Netflix shows Jonathan Majors, left, and Idris Elba in a scene from "The Harder They Fall." (David Lee via AP)
October 20

Review: 'The French Dispatch' is a film of 4 quirky stories

Wes Anderson pays tribute to the imagined heyday of storied literary magazines like “The New Yorker” and “The Paris Review” in “The French Dispatch,” a stylized anthology film that's structured like a magazine
October 20
This image released by Searchlight Pictures shows Timothée Chalamet, left, and Lyna Khoudri in a scene from "The French Dispatch." (Searchlight Pictures via AP)
October 20

Netflix's 'Squid Game' fandoms, memes highlight need for mental protection

It's the streaming service's most popular show of all time.
October 20
Waiters dressed in outfits from the Netflix series "Squid Game" pose while playing a game to attract customers at a cafe in Jakarta, Indonesia on Oct. 19, 2021.